Tuesday, June 12, 2012

10 Sites for Keyboarding & Typing

Keyboarding or Typing is one the first and most vital skills for students to learn for technology literacy.  This skill is the building block for using a computer and one that starts as early KDG if not sooner.  Also, this is a nice skill/unit to teach in using "centers or blocks", free time, or even summer school.

*This list is in alphabetical order

10 Sites for Keyboarding/Typing
  1. ABCya - A fun site/app for kids trying to learn how to type in games such as: Alpha Munchies, Cup Stack Typing, and Jump Key.
  2. Dance Mat Typing - A 12 level game for kids aged 7-11 yrs old for Typing.
  3. Learning Games for Kids - A great site for educational games including over 20 games for Keyboarding.
  4. Letter Bubbles - A fun game w/ three different levels that has a user trying to type the letter in the bubble before they reach the edge of the screen.
  5. Power Typing - A nice collection of 5 online Typing games.
  6. RoomRecess - An excellent site for games for all subjects including Typing.  Some of their more popular games in Keyboarding include: Letter Bursts, Popcorn Typer, and Launch Key.
  7. TypeDojo - A wonderful site that lets students grades 1st-8th practice their keyboarding skills while printing out detailed reports/certificates. 
  8. TypeKids - An innovative game which introduces students to keyboarding/typing w/ over 30 interactive lessons.
  9. Typing Agent - An amazing site for grades K-12 for learning how to type.  Best of all are the abundance of features that Typing Agent offers users such as: teacher dashboard to track/monitor student progress, educational games, learning how to code, and more.
  10. Typing Web - A excellent free typing tutor that has a teacher portal for student tracking.  Also, certificates can be printed out on completion of lessons.
For my Keyboarding/Typing Pinterest board click here.

5 comments:

  1. Great links! Thanks for, as always, great information!!!!

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  2. Thanks for including Learning Games for Kids on your list! Another one of VocabularySpellingCity's sister sites Vocabulary Fun also offers typing games for kids!

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  3. I've always wanted to improve or speed up my typing. Thanks for the list of these awesome sites to help me do that...

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  4. One of free typing speed test sites is http://www.typingspeedtest.me/. Check it out and see if your skills are as good as you think they are :)

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